FINDING OURSELVESWhat are we Looking For? and How are we Looking?
Whether the next stage of human development is to do with finding ourselves, or turning back to the Great Creative Spirit, we're missing out on a whole range of human potential. And though i like the idea of 'expanding consciousness', i'm critical of a lot of the methods of doing this.
There is a big difference between using the same methods of concentration and focusing with which we built our one-sided beliefs and lives so far... and using our full sensory abilities to search for it.
Our panoramic sense of the world, AND an awareness of how it feels to see, hear, smell, and taste the body from the inside (see Chapters 6 and 7), are both undeveloped dimensions of knowing ourselves, of feeling real and 'I am this'.
They both add balance, and depth to our sense of self-identity. They both reduce the insecurity which leads to all our present day cultural problems (see Chapter 3).
And no-one's ever had a chance to try them out together, or if they did then they didn't record it anywhere, except possibly with some obscure references in ancient Buddhist texts. I started far too late in life... it needs younger people with experimental energy.
Together with focusing, all three could establish a wonderful creative working relationship between the world inside every being and the world outside.